R.A. Dickey has stopped the Mets home losing streak at nine, going the distance Thursday afternoon to notch his league-leading 15th win on the season.
The Mets jumped out to an early lead in the second — Ike Davis singled, moved to second on a ground out and scored on a Josh Thole hit.
The Marlins tied the score in the fourth on a Justin Ruggiano home run.
The Mets got the run back in the bottom of the inning. David Wright led off with a pop fly that Jose Reyes — whose hitting streak was stopped at 26 games — lost in the sun at the last second, the ball hitting him on the side. Wright was credited with a double. With two outs Andres Torres hit a real double to right to score Wright and make it a 2-1 game.
Torres made it 3-1 in the sixth with a solo home run down the line in right. It was just Torres’s second homer on the year.
The Mets staged a two-out rally in the seventh against Heath Bell. Mike Baxter and Daniel Murphy singled, and Wright followed with his own single to score Baxter to make it 4-1.
Torres added to his best day as a Met in the eighth — he tripled in Jordany Valdespin, who had reached on an error, to make it 5-1. Torres was three-for-three with a walk with three RBIs, missing the cycle by just a single. Torres scored on a Thole single to make it 6-1.
So Dickey is now 15-3 with a 2.72 ERA. He had 10 strikeouts, giving him 166 on the season to lead the National League. His fourth complete game also leads the league.
Mets win 6-1.